Daniela Caesar-Roden is a Los Angeles-based Classical Pilates and yoga teacher and wellness retreat leader. She has over 12 years experience teaching movement to people of all ages, abilities, and walks of life. Her approach is holistic, creative, and methodical.

Daniela has been a life long mover and shaker. Her love of movement began with dance at a young age and continued through college. She began her teaching career in her teens teaching dance classes and choreographing at her local theater.

As a habitual “bendy-flexy,” when Daniela found yoga, it was love at first flow. The moving meditation of Yoga taught her to quiet her monkey mind (even for brief moments). As a child and into her early 20’s, Daniela experienced chronic allergies and asthma, often landing her in the hospital. After trying everything, it was  Pranayama (breathwork) that finally offered relief. Learning to breath changed her life in many ways.

Daniela continued to dance throughout college. Thanks to her increasing flexibility and lack of supportive strength, she experienced a number of dance and yoga related injuries, a debilitating knee surgery, and late diagnosed Scoliosis. She turned to Pilates to aid in her rehabilitation.

Pilates taught Daniela the strength and stability needed to support her flexibility. It continues to teach her every day how to move with awareness, control, and ease. She is a life-long student of the method.

Daniela has worked with men and women of all ages, including: athletes, actors, dancers, entertainment professionals, corporate executives with conditions ranging from injured, pregnant and elderly to perfectly healthy bodies. Pilates can be done by all!

Daniela holds a BS in Kinesiology with a focus in dance. She is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance and the Yoga Alliance. She completed her Youth Yoga Certification with Stretch.Play.Yoga in 2012, 100hour Joy of Yoga training with Jennifer Prugh, 200hour Power Yoga Teacher Training, and 75hour bridge program with Olivia Barry at YogaWorks. She recently completed her Reiki Level 1 Training with Elenour Koury.

She received her mat Pilates certification in 2013 from Equinox. She went on to complete her classical comprehensive Pilates certification with Peak Pilates under 1st generation teacher, Ana Caban. She has taken workshops from Pilates Elders Lolita San Miguel and Sonjé Mayo as well as many 1st generation teachers, including her weekly teacher, Trish Garland.

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